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How to Host Fitness Classes During COVID- 19

By |2020-08-08T09:16:10-04:00August 3rd, 2020|2020, Press|

With gyms, fitness centers, dance and yoga studios, and other health and wellness businesses closed around the world, people are looking for ways to get fit, while still staying socially distant.

If you are working from home, you may find that you are sitting for more extended periods. Changes in your daily routines, such as caring for children who are home from school, may make it more challenging to find time to exercise.

You want to stay fit and not put on the quarantine 15, but how can you do that if your favorite fitness classes are canceled?

Quiet Events has the solution to get you off of Zoom and into a real live fitness class.  Gyms and fitness studios around the world are buying and renting Quiet Events silent disco headphones and wireless microphones so that instructors can now coach their students in an outdoor setting while staying socially distant during working out.

Not only can the members hear music streaming into their headphones, but the instructor can also save their voice, by calling out commands into the microphone, and the member won’t lose a beat.   Plus since the audio is going into the headphones, you won’t get any noise complaints from your neighbors.

I am a personal trainer, how can I help my clients stay fit during the pandemic?

Go to QuietEvents.com for a quote today so they can walk you through your options.  They can send you the equipment or you can pick up headphones at one of their offices around the US and Canada and they can show you exactly how easy it is to teach a class with silent disco headphones.

How can I workout during COVID 19?

Reach out to your favorite gym or fitness studio that has closed due to the pandemic. Let them know you will feel safe by wearing these headphones in an outdoor space so you can avoid the dreaded corona cushion!

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I am a gym owner, how can I host a silent disco fitness classes during COVID-19?

You can host fitness classes anywhere!  In a park, on the beach, or even your facilities’ parking lot.  Mark spaces on the ground so your members can feel safe by standing six feet away from the other members.

With Quiet Events Silent Disco technology, you have the ability to switch between multiple channels which could be different music or an entirely different class happening at the same time by multiple live instructors.

Safety and keeping everything sanitary is key!  Quiet Events offers the ability to wear belt clips if the guests would prefer to use their own headphones. They also sell disposable covers for the silent disco headphones so the guests can feel 100% protected.

Many fitness studios are also purchasing equipment to sell to their clients so they have their own pair to use at every class.  Quiet Events has the world’s first Silent Disco RF/Bluetooth version so people can use their headphones with their phones when not in the class!

The importance of working out during COVID-19 Pandemic

WHO recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity per week for adults, or a combination of both. The guidance is intended for people in self-quarantine without any symptoms or diagnosis of acute respiratory illness.

Exercise boosts the immune system: Research shows that regular, moderate-intensity exercise has immune-boosting benefits that may help your body fight off infections, including COVID-19.

Exercise may prevent weight gain: Exercise can help you burn extra calories caused by dietary changes and offset the effects of sedentary activities.

Exercise reduces stress and anxiety: Exercise is a proven mood-booster and can help adults reduce stress levels and build emotional resilience.

Exercise improves sleep: There is evidence that suggests regular exercise helps you fall asleep faster and improves sleep quality — and getting a good night’s sleep has also been found to boost your immune system.

Are you interested in working out with headphones? Head to Quiet Events to learn more!

Using Headphones for Hyperacusis

By |2020-08-04T12:05:35-04:00July 30th, 2020|2020|

Hyperacusis is a very rare debilitating hearing disorder characterized by an increased sensitivity to certain volume ranges of sound and frequencies.

A person with severe hyperacusis has difficulty tolerating everyday sounds from 15 decibels or louder, which becomes painful or loud. It can make it very challenging to attend events with live DJs, concerts, and any venue with loud noise.

Quiet Events has the solution for everyone at an event to enjoy the music and sounds, by offering guests silent disco headphones to wear. Each headphone has its own volume control so the audio can be as loud or as soft as one desires.

These headphones can be used at parties, such as a silent disco, or at birthday parties and weddings. Not only can you control the volume on the headphones, but you also can switch through different audio stations on the actual headphone.

Ideas for People with Hyperacusis

Let’s say you want to have a wedding but one of the guests has this challenge. Throughout the DJ set or live music portion of the party, all of the guests can wear the headphones. One channel can we the bride’s favorite music, one channel can be the groom’s favorite tunes and the third can be light jazz for the non-dancers.

The DJ can make announcements over all three channels. Your guests with hyperacusis will have the ability to choose what volume to hear the sounds and still participate, without being in pain.

Quiet Events is all about inclusivity for all ages, disabilities, and impairments. Search for a silent disco near your home town here to participate in a party that includes everyone.

Or learn how you can include headphones at your event here. Our sales specialists will help you to make your event special. 

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3 Fun Social Distancing Party Ideas

By |2020-08-03T17:22:28-04:00July 30th, 2020|2020|

Who says we can’t party while still staying socially distanced? Not Quiet Events! We have three fun social distancing party ideas for you. Which one will you choose?

Here are three ways you can party while staying safe, but still have the time of your lives!

Option 1: Silent Discos with your Friends and Neighbors

Rent a Party Pack from Quiet Events and use your own sound device to create a silent disco in the street with your neighbors. Our packs include anywhere from 10-40 headphones and 1-3 transmitters. With a range of 1,500 feet you can throw a party across several backyards or a full block while people can be at least 6 feet apart from each other.

Everyone has their own personal volume.  Don’t worry about bothering a neighbor with the sound or having someone too far away from a speaker that they can’t hear it.

Where can you have a social distanced silent disco?
  • Backyard
  • Driveway
  • Neighborhood alcove
  • Side Street
Reasons to have a silent disco at home: 
  • Never to loud or too low: Everyone has their own personal volume. Don’t worry about bothering a neighbor with the sound or having someone too far away from a speaker that they can’t hear it.
  • Distance isn’t a problem: With a range of 1,500 feet you can throw a party across several backyards or a full block while people can be at least 6 feet apart from each other.
  • Satisfy Everyone: With the ability to switch between three different types of music, no matter what the age, there will be something for everyone.

Option 2: Drive In Events

What’s a drive in event? Guests will sit in their cars, while the event is happening outside their car, but they can hear the audio through their car stereo. Using a Quiet Events TX-FM 108 transmitter, you can broadcast audio to anyone who has an FM radio.  Just choose a channel on the transmitter and everyone tunes into that channel in their car or on their personal FM radio.

What are some examples of a drive-in event?

  • Weddings
  • Graduations
  • Movies
  • Ceremonies
  • Concerts

How can we have a wedding while our guests are in cars?

Using the TX-FM 108 transmitter, you will plug your audio device into the transmitter. The officiant is on a screen while you and your partner are standing in front of your families’ cars

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How to Plan Events after a Pandemic

By |2020-07-30T19:34:37-04:00July 30th, 2020|2020|

The future of large in-person events is still unknown; but we know that the audience will expect a certain level of social distancing measures to be in place for small and large events. Here are five important things to consider when planning events after a pandemic.

Traffic Flow: Create one-way paths to locations to allow for adequate spacing without the worry of someone coming directly towards you.

Creative Locations: Utilize outdoor open-air locations that may have more square footage. Turn parking lots into large conference spaces for example. Quiet Events can help with the audio for this.

Touchless Everything: Limit what people touch. Quiet Events provides solutions for coat and equipment checking in/out without the need for physical paper. Consider using an NFC (near field communication) for sign in, payment, and registration for events.

Keeping it clean: Make sure to have anti-bacterial wipes and gels readily available. Place them in front of anything that someone may need to touch like a door, vending machine, or kiosk.

Offering online solutions: It may take time for everyone to feel comfortable about attending in-person events. Consider having a streaming content portion for those that cannot physically attend.

It will be possible to have in-person events after a pandemic, just a few things need to be changed to pull off a safe event. Careful planning and organizing will ensure your guests feel that you are taking their health seriously.

We hope these tips are helpful to you when you plan your next event. Feel free to reach out to us to give you some more tips!

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What is a Drive in Event?

By |2020-07-30T19:28:10-04:00July 30th, 2020|2020|

Drive-in events are the new normal during a pandemic. They are events such as weddings, movies, graduations and concerts, from the safety of your car. That’s right, you can have events while sitting in a vehicle!

How does a drive-in event work?
Using Quiet Events TX-FM 108, you can broadcast audio to anyone who has an FM radio. Just choose a channel on the transmitter and everyone tunes into that channel in their car or on their personal FM radio.

What types of events can I have in my car?

Weddings

Using the TX-FM 108 transmitter, you will plug your audio device into the transmitter. The officiant is on a screen while you and your partner are standing in front of your families cars. The sound of your voices will stream over the car radios and voila, your social distancing wedding plans are made easy!

Drive In Movies

Planning a movie night and need a way for everyone to stay six feet away from each other? Then use our TX-FM 108 transmitter to stream the audio of the movie over car radios. This is the best way to social distance with your neighbors!

Concerts

Venues can rent our TX-FM 108 transmitter and throw a massive social distancing concert using the same set up as a drive in movie. Guests will tune into the same radio frequency as the band and will be able to hear the live music from the safety of their cars.

What are the benefits to having a drive-in event?
Besides being able to stay 6 feet away from the other attendees, there are many reasons to have a drive in event.

Perfect sound quality: Adjust the volume to each person listening in.

Continuous play: Some newer cars have power management systems that turn the radios off if the car is not running.

Multi-language: Provide multiple languages in the same vehicle.

Monetize each person: Don’t lose out on charging for everyone watching the movie vs. just one vehicle.

New Audience: Create a non-large vehicle section for bikes or socially safe seating for those that don’t have an FM Radio.

No loud sounds: Allow for people to listen while they are out of their cars, sitting in their flat beds without bothering anyone around them.

Multiple movies can be played concurrently, giving a family in a car the ability to individual choose the movie they wan to watch

We hope this information is helpful for when you plan your drive-in event. Feel free to reach out to us to give you some more ideas!

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10 Tips to Plan the Best Virtual Event

By |2020-07-30T19:19:25-04:00July 30th, 2020|2020|

During a pandemic all live events have been cancelled, so the alternative is to have online virtual events. Here are the top 10 tips to help you plan the best virtual event. 

  1. Time zones: Virtual Events can be viewed by anyone around the world.  Know your audience and consider a time zone that suits everyone best or creating multiple sessions.
  2. Manage attendees for paid events: Protecting your online content is important.  If you require payment, make sure you host your event on a platform that requires a login and can only be accessed by one login at a time.
  3. Keeping the audiences attention: Create interactive aspects to engage the audience and maintain their attention.  Taking surveys with real live polls or playing simple games like iSpy, will keep people from getting distracted.
  4. Presentation Style: If most of your viewers are on a mobile device,  consider the font sizes and amount of words you use. Consider using more graphics then text.
  5. Accessibility / Compliance: Make sure that your event is ADA, S-508, WCAG, EN 301 549, and GDPR complaint.  We recommend looking at Userway.org for more information.
  6. Data Collecting: When registering users, collect information such as their: Preferred days/times, and method for attending (desktop/mobile), as your audience habits may have changed in the past few months.
  7. After Parties: Make sure to choose entertainment that has live crowd participation.   Anyone can watch a YouTube video, but to make it special, your audience must feel like the content is exclusive and personalized to them.
  8. Event Analytics: Use a tool to understand aspects of your audience during the event.  How long they watch, what do they click on, how interactive they are, when they tune and when they tune out, so that you can make smart decisions on adjusting future events. Check out our online DJ battle as an example. 
  9. Support: Have a quick way to help people in need.  Online events are not second nature to many people, so ensure you have a way someone that is having trouble can get the assistance they need.
  10. Communication: There’s hundreds of new online platforms to host events these days.  It’s important to communicate to the audience early if there’s any software to download and testing needed.  This will reduce frustration, maintain audience levels, and cut down on last minute support calls.

We hope these tips are helpful to you when you plan your next event! 

 

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The King of Staten Island: Pete Davidson Attends a Silent Disco!

By |2020-07-30T19:12:19-04:00July 30th, 2020|2020, Press|

Quiet Events is on the big screen! We don’t know about you, but we are super excited to see Pete Davidson star in his new movie, the King Of Staten Island.

Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) directs Saturday Night Live breakout Pete Davidson in a bracing comedy about love, loss and laughter on Staten Island.

You will see Quiet Events Headphones being used at a silent disco that Pete’s character attends!

The story follows “Scott” as he navigates life as a 20- something, dealing with the loss of his father, his constantly exhausted mother (Marisa Tomei) who starts dating a loud mouth fire fighter (Bill Burr), all the while smoking weed and hanging out with his buddies.

Since once of the most fun things to do in Staten Island is a silent disco, of course Scott and his buddies had to attend. The silent disco in Staten Island scene was made possible by a partnership with Quiet Events. We cannot wait to see the movie on Live Stream starting June 12th, 2020!  

Stream the movie and catch us in the Staten Island silent disco scene, from the comfort of your home on any of these platforms.

Watch the trailer for the King of Staten Island: CLICK HERE

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Netflix Series Pandemic: Silent Disco After Party

By |2020-07-30T19:00:10-04:00July 30th, 2020|2020, Press|

At the time of this post the Coronavirus is affecting thousands of people in China.  Our hearts and prayers go out to those that have been affected by this outbreak.  Our blog in no way makes light of the situation.  Our intention is to highlight the timely Netflix series and how our parties relate to it.

The team from Pandemic, a Netflix original documentary, came out to celebrate the finale at our Silent Disco party at Pier 23 in San Francisco.

An epidemic occurs when a disease affects a greater number people than is usual for the locality or one that spreads to areas not usually associated with the disease. A pandemic is an epidemic of world-wide proportions. This fits in perfectly to the silent disco industry and how people interact at a party.

In 2007, silent disco was a small party of just a few people.  It was one channel, no colored lights on the headphones, and everyone called it a “silent disco”.  Just like a virus, the trend of a silent disco spread throughout the world.  Similarly to a bad virus, this one changes as it evolves, one channel turned to 2, then 3, and even 30 plus channels.  The terms have changed from silent disco, quiet clubbing, silent party, silent disco and so many others.  When you step back and look at how it’s impacted the world, it’s clear this is a good epidemic of pandemic proportions.

For a more micro-level, when you’re dancing at a Quiet Events’ silent disco party, there are three DJ’s.  The headphones change colors based on what you are listening to.  Similar to a Pandemic of a virus, if everyone is on blue “the norm” and one person switches to red, those around them want to listen to what that person is listening to, so then others turn to red, until everyone is on red.  This happens hundreds of times a night, switching back and forth between music like a virus that you catch visually.

Take a look at the silent disco scene from Pandemic, below.

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